Feb 29 , 2024

Why are Indians falling sick more often?

By True Scoop

National Centre for Disease Control data suggests a resurgence of Influenza A (H1N1) cases in multiple states like Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, etc.

As per NSSO 2019 survey, among all ailments, it is infections that are making Indians the most sick.

These infections include malaria, viral hepatitis/jaundice, acute diarrhoeal diseases/dysentery, etc.

Air pollution, particularly in urban areas, combined with factors like overcrowding and inadequate ventilation contribute to Indians falling sick frequently.

Unhealthy dietary habits, lack of physical activity, and rising stress levels can contribute to chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

As per reports, water and sanitation-related infections and the diseases of the alimentary tract constitute 60 to 80 percent of illnesses in India.

After infections, endocrine diseases like diabetes and thyroid affected people the most.

NSSO study says in urban areas, they accounted for 20.8 percent of ailments, while 13.8 percent villages.